[ Retro Scan of the Week ] Spawn: The Video Game

March 21st, 2011 by Benj Edwards

Spawn for Super NES SNES Ad - 1995“Unleash the fury of the full force blast!”

Ah yes, Spawn: the game that launched a thousand thugs…directly off the roof of a building.

I’ll pause while you watch the video.

Aside from that slight programming snafu, Spawn is a passable, if graphically rich, platform beat-em-up for the Super NES. Does anybody out there own this game? How do you feel about it?

[ From Wizard, December 1995, back cover ]

Discussion Topic of the Week: What’s your favorite comic book-based video game?

5 Responses to “[ Retro Scan of the Week ] Spawn: The Video Game”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Sunsoft’s Batman definitely.

    Its soundtrack was pure NES bass magic.

  2. JackSoar Says:

    I never played Spawn, but my favorite comic book-based game would have to be X-Men vs. Street Fighter. I like it better than its successors, simply due to how insanely broken the game was. A team of Ken and Magneto can destroy any competition. I haven’t played MvC3 yet, though, so I’m not sure how it stacks up.

    That might be cheating, though, since it’s a crossover between a comic book license and an established video game franchise. A more “pure” answer might be Freedom Force, but it’s not based on any specific license, just the Silver Age of comics in general. Mods fix that, though.

  3. Luis Mercado Says:

    That bug has been blown out of proportion. It’s not that bad, not game breaker for sure.

  4. Luis Mercado Says:

    btw, that was my first post here. Been reading this site for years.

  5. Benj Edwards Says:

    Good to hear from you, Luis. I agree that the bug is not game-breaking. It is darn funny, though. 🙂

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